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Forum: Screens   06-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By finger123
Side mounted retractable screen

Does anyone know of a hidden retractable screen option. I have attached an image of where it would go. It cannot hang from the ceiling due to the direction of the beams/studs. I am hoping that there...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-06-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By finger123
Over the next few years as people move...

Over the next few years as people move exclusively to cell phones there will be a lot of people wondering what to do with all of the phone jacks that were installed in their house over the last 30...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-28-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By finger123
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1365117/my-simple-yet-c...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1365117/my-simple-yet-complex-distribution-plan-for-1000#post_21932808
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-28-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By finger123
OK, I am glad to hear that you should not go...

OK, I am glad to hear that you should not go built in as this makes things a little easier and opens up some options.

Are there any systems which employ more than 2.1 speakers where the goal is...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By finger123
I am redoing some attic space to become an art...

I am redoing some attic space to become an art studio/gallery/chill out room/creative space. The primary function of this space is to be able to leave behind all of the stresses of the rest of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By finger123
The more i read about this, I think that I...

The more i read about this, I think that I should not use the cat cable that is outside due to the issue of bringing a wire into the house that cannot be grounded. Everything including telephone...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-04-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By finger123
Yea, thick durable combo cable in conduit. the...

Yea, thick durable combo cable in conduit. the cable looks to have been professionally installed but the cat cable was cut at both ends or never connected. The reason that I am concerned is that...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-03-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By finger123
What is the reason you don't need to ground the...

What is the reason you don't need to ground the Ethernet wire? Distance? Combo wire (with some wires already grounded?)... Most websites talk about needing to ground Ethernet if you run it outside.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By finger123
I have a detached garage about 15 feet from my...

I have a detached garage about 15 feet from my house and there is a combo cable (coaxial/ethernet) running from my main house to the garage. The coaxial cable is grounded as it attaches to the main...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,634
Posted By finger123
Link does a good job of explaining smart...

Link does a good job of explaining smart playlists but the key in my opinion is to create a labeling system which helps you create the lists. I chose the genre field to do so. The "genre" is stored...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-20-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,634
Posted By finger123
Just wanted to update everyone. I have pretty...

Just wanted to update everyone. I have pretty much done what I set out to do. Instead of 4 airport expresses I have 2 but otherwise the setup is as planned. I cannot emphasize how great this system...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-05-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By finger123
To address some of the Bose jokes, does anyone...

To address some of the Bose jokes, does anyone have suggestions for better outdoor speakers (I have not bought them yet). I have been very happy other Bose products?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By finger123
Not sure where to put this question but given...

Not sure where to put this question but given that this section has many people who have probably run into this here it goes....

I am going to mount some speakers on my porch. Has anyone thought...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-17-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By finger123
A recent post on a separate issue made me think...

A recent post on a separate issue made me think about something. Our house like many I would assume is wired with telephone lines to pretty much every room. In our case it is cat5 wire. We are of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-13-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By finger123
I would like suggestions on this layout....

I would like suggestions on this layout. Basically the cable modem is going to be in the AV cabinet in the great room. I plan on wiring three other rooms at first with Cat6. This is my initial...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-12-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By finger123
Regarding apple tv, you should check to see if...

Regarding apple tv, you should check to see if it needs to be hooked up to a tv that is on in order for it to work. I read somewhere that they fall asleep when not connected to a tv that is on.
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Forum: Home Automation   11-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By finger123
I am clueless about security systems. Web...

I am clueless about security systems. Web resources are biased. Does anyone know of a good online resource that covers the nuts and bolts of home security as well as explaining the high end options.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-23-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By finger123
That seems to be a similar situation as mine....

That seems to be a similar situation as mine. Was the delay a fraction of a second? I am hoping that if there is a delay it is really small so that I could just mute the kitchen TV and listen to the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-23-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By finger123
I am thinking of wiring two nearby TVs with a...

I am thinking of wiring two nearby TVs with a 1x2 matrix switch/splitter so that if I am watching a football game in the family room and I go into the kitchen I would be able to see the same feed in...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-23-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 28,529
Posted By finger123
I am also a DVR fan but that is part of the...

I am also a DVR fan but that is part of the problem. I am not sure that I want that content following me around the house. I see the family room as the main space for TV consumption and whereas the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 28,529
Posted By finger123
This may seem like a stupid question for those...

This may seem like a stupid question for those who are in the know, but here it goes.... Why do you want to have HDMI travel over Cat6 in a house. The only advantages I see are the following:
...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By finger123
Just to be sure, you can only watch one channel...

Just to be sure, you can only watch one channel at time in both rooms, right? Also, you need to have a remote that can work in a different room, ie. RF etc. Is this correct? When you are done with...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-20-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By finger123
Perfect... Thanks.

Perfect... Thanks.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-20-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By finger123
I would think that a desk in the middle of the...

I would think that a desk in the middle of the room is a common problem. How are people hard wiring to the desk? Are there floor plates that allow plugging into the floor or some variant? I do not...
Forum: Home Automation   10-09-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,189
Views: 134,989
Posted By finger123
BradKas, I disagree with your premise that...

BradKas,

I disagree with your premise that there is something about home automation that makes it different from any other home appliance which could potentially get a bad reputation from user...
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